Child's dresscoat: irridescent brown/blue w/blue lining

Object Number: 
INV.12011
Date: 
1750-1770
Medium: 
China silk, silk brocade
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 1/2 x 17 in. ( 57.2 x 43.2 cm )
Description: 
Brown silk stripe brocade child's dressing gown or "banyan" al a` anglaise; full-length with a jewel neckline; center front opening with no closure; al a` anglaise fitted through bodice and gradually flaring from waist to hem; close-fitting set-in sleeves with turn back cuffs; silk possibly of Lyons, France origin of a blue and cream foliate stripe pattern on a brown ground and lined with blue china silk; pleats at center, left and right back seams at waist creating fullness and slight train.
Gallery Label: 
Children's clothes in the 18th Century were typically made to mirror adult costume from the same period.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group